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”Shipowners have already shown keen interest in remote controlled and autonomous ship technologies. They want to become forerunners,” says Mr. Oskar Levander, Vice President of Innovation from Rolls-Royce. “ Unmanned ships could not easily be captured by pirates. is AAWA, the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative. ”The AAWA project that was started in late 2015 also incorporates scientists from VTT and Rolls-Royce, with additional researchers focusing e.g. on technical, legal and safety challenges, recruited from the Tampere University of Technology, Åbo Akademi University, Aalto University and the University of Turku,” Kaasinen recounts. 42 seatec 2/2016